Cap-and-trade could benefit new overseers 21

Dec. 21, 2012 By Katy Grimes The California Air Resources Board just named the American Carbon Registry and the Climate Action Reserve as California’s two new “carbon overseers” for the state’s cap-and-trade program. The “carbon overseers” phrase commonly is used for them at CARB

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Taxpayers fund govt. agency advertisements

Dec. 21, 2012 By Katy Grimes The state of California is pushing welfare and food stamps very hard. They constantly advertise on the radio and television, and must have a huge public relations budget… paid for courtesy of taxpayers. Here’s

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No ‘time out’ for city in rail authority’s cross-hairs 10

Dec. 21, 2012 By Chris Reed The nervousness is growing in Bakersfield as the California High-Speed Rail Authority moves toward locking into a route that will disrupt the lives of thousands of people — and maybe for no reason. The

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CA should emulate MI jobs creation 11

Commentary Dec. 21, 2012 By Chriss Street With the California unemployment still well above the national average, the Golden State might look to the Auto State for how to spur job growth. Last week, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation to

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Santa Monica has no room in public inn for nativity story 3

Dec. 21, 2012 By Wayne Lusvardi The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion, but without the establishment of a state religion.  Nevertheless, for Christmas in Santa Monica in 2012, the proverbial inn has no

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Prop. 30 silver lining: Open meeting law restored 3

Dec. 21, 2012 By John Hrabe Taxpayers have billions of reasons to gripe about Proposition 30 and one reason to cheer. Gov. Jerry Brown’s multi-billion dollar tax initiative contained a little-known and frequently misunderstood provision that effectively restored the state’s

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Gun controllers hold up Communist China as a model 12

Dec. 20, 2012 By John Seiler The horrible killings in Newtown have brought to the fore the hidden totalitarian beliefs of many gun controllers. They’ve been saying that America should adopt the Maoist gun-control policies of Communist China. In the

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The hardball tactics that got Prop. 39 tax hike passed 5

Dec. 20, 2012 By Chris Reed In June, California voters rejected a hike on cigarette taxes to fund cancer research. The defeat of Proposition 29 strongly suggested that the general anti-tax beliefs of most of the Golden State electorate remained

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Economist outlines CA road to prosperity 12

Dec. 20, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO — California’s economy isn’t dead — yet. With a few smart, pro-growth policy changes, California could get back in the game and be the economic leader it once was, Jonathan Williams told me

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Restoring the GOP and the American Dream 28

Commentary Dec. 20, 2012 By B. Wayne Hughes Jr. The Republican Party lost the presidential election of 2012. Here in California, my own state doubled down on big government by adding a novel surcharge to its already high 11.3 percent income

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